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If you are missing all the regular fast food varieties then fear not as Berlin has about 50 McDonalds and plenty of other American fast food chains. We even have drive ins such as the McDrive, but most people prefer to sit in and eat! Most of the fast food restaurants are located in the western part of Berlin. Around Mitte you will find mostly German eateries!
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There are a few different types of Imbiss now with more and more of thse popping up. Traditionally the Imbiss was German or Turkish food, but now you will find many that are Asian cuisine.
Favorite Dish: I love Chinese food so I would say most things. They usualy specialize with a fried noodle plate.
Address: All over Berlin
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Just when it looks as though you'll be eating expensive calves' brains forever, Germany comes up with a delicious, nutrious, cheap tasty treat: the Doner Kebab! Suspiciously resembling a gyro, the doner kebab is a Turko-German specialty sold all over the country, from Berlin to Bacharach. And it's tasty. Lots of veggies, cucumber/garlic sauce, delicious kebab meat (lamb, I guess, but I don't really know -- If you like, they have chicken, too!). All for something outrageously cheap like 2 Euro.
If you are on a bit of abudget the best way to eat is form an Imbiss. These you will find all over the city and they offer typical German food ie bratwurst or schnitzel with pommes (fries) or you must try a dönar. Berlin has a large Turkish population and the dönar is found everywhere.
Favorite Dish: There is nothing quite like a dönar or Turkish pizza.
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This is more an Imbiss than restaurant although it has about 10 tables and in the summer some tables on the street. When I first ate here it reminded me of dining in a guest house in Bangkok.
Favorite Dish: Definately the Phad Thai although most dishes are superb.
Address: Luxemburger Str, 4, 13353 Berlin (Wedding)
Directions: If you are travelling on the U-Bahn get off at Leopold Platz and head south from Müller Str. down Luxemburger. There are also some good Turkish restaurants within this block.
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Favorite Dish: Berlin has some of the best donner kebap stands in Eurpoe (they are my hands down favorite). This turkish sandwich can be found almost anywhere in the city. Just keep your eyes out for the signature meat on the spit which may look like a gyro stand to those in the US. The döner kebap however is not served in a pita like a gyro but instead is server in a flat bread and is garnished with onions, cabbage and a special sauce. Outside of Berlin the kebap changes in the way it is served. It's still good but just not the same. Döner is a good meal any time of the day for lunch, dinner or as a late night snack after a long night of drinking beers.
Directions: Döner Kebap stands can be found all over Berlin and Europe.
I did my best secret agent work to get this picture. The guy just seemed to be hating this job so much. Selling bratwurst to tourists in this self contained grill that must have weighed a ton strapped to his back, in the middle of the summer heat no less, must have been horrible. I waited until he wasn't looking and snapped a picture. I wanted to come over there and give him one of those "We've all been there fella'...Chin up" speeches.
For a Snack don't go to the well known and popular American restaurants such as McD or BK - there are better, cheaper, more filling snacks available in Berlin.
Favorite Dish: Get a Turkish Döner Kebab, they are the best and the cheapest in Germany (and probably Turkey!). Get a traditional Currywurst or a Bratwurst. Get a little slice of Pizza (the prices are the same for years - only the slices get smaller!)... Have a Falafel in Kreuzberg... Berlin is snack paradise!
Berlin offers a variety of foods from all over the world. Depending where you're from Kenya, Africa to London, England....chances are, you'll find what you're looking for in Berlin. Grab the yellow pages and just start looking. Whatever you're craving, Berlin will satisfy the hunger!
Hauptstraße 11, Berlin - Schöneberg / Tel: 784 85 70 / U7 Kleistpark / Times: Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
My pick for the best döner in town. I suggest a Dürüm Döner, strips of lamb with the typical turkish toppings, great Scharfe Sosse (Hot Sauce) wrapped in a flat chewy homemade bread for 5,-DM. The vegetarian variant is called Sikma, Dürüm bread wrapped around a filling mass of potatoes, onions and spinach, flavored with paprika and lemon. The big attraction here is the quality of the bread. Whatever you order is pulled fresh from the oven by a man who has dough in his blood. For a change try the lentil soup (Linsensuppe) which comes with two hot breads for 5,-DM.
Favorite Dish: The currywurst is Berlin's gift to the world of fast food. Served at Schnell Imbiss (fast lunch) stands all over Berlin. A currywurst is a bratwurst cut into sections, smothered with tomato sauce, and then sprinkled with curry powder and paprika and sometimes worteshire . A currywurst is usually accompanied by a brötchen (roll) and goes well with bier.
Ok, retaurants aren't really in my experience in Berlin. Most people eat out at an Imbiss for great food. (Well, those in my price range anyway). They have great quick food in Berlin. Have a turkish Doner Kebap. They are really tasty!
Favorite Dish: Have a turkish Doner Kebap. They are really tasty!
Favorite Dish: Bratwurst - the typical German snack, basically a hot-dog. Being a veggie I haven't had it myself, but as I spent a day with three Milano guys showing them about and finally asking them if there's anything more they'd like to see or do, they sighed in unison: 'Bratwurst!' So off we went and found a stand on Alexanderplatz which sold it at 1 DEM a piece. Definitely the best deal in town, but I'm not sure if it's still there!
'Stand-up' foodstalls for German sausages sauced with ketchup and/or mustard + a bun, and a beer; many can be found in Breitscheidplatz, beside the ruined Memorial Church. I didn't go into any restaurants cuz I believe they serve something like that as well - sausages, maybe with potatoes.
Cafes and snack houses are ubiquitous in Berlin where you spend less money to gain just a little more fats. Train stations usually have one or two that sells tempting pastries.
Best 'Currywurst' in Berlin. Traditional Imbiss (fast food) stand at the Kurfuerstendamm. Local celebs have their weekly dosis of currywurst there. Last time met Pierre Litbarski & his girlfriend, now Tokjo, former soccer worldchampion with the German national team in Italy 1990.
Note: Some things I truely miss in LA
Favorite Dish: 'Curry mit Darm und Pommes Rot-Weiss'
Directions: Originally located at Kurfuerstendamm 185, moved, still at the Ku (Q) damm. Cross street is Bleibtreustrasse.Add to your Trip Planner
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